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  • Summary: Empire of Magic is an unusual turn-based strategy developed by Mayhem Studios. It captures the adventures of the young mage Artemian, and the mystery he must unravel. The player becomes a witness to the fall of a mighty empire developing from the mysterious raids by undead hordes to a bloody civil war raging within the very heart of the empire. Thanks to the extraordinary concept of Empire of Magic, it stands out against the masses of fantasy turn-based games and its genre approaches that of RPG?s. The atmosphere of a real adventure gives a new and rich dimension to the game. [Summitsoft] Expand
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  1. The game wields enough classic strategy and roleplaying elements to make up for its lack of visual flair. [July 2003, p.86]
  2. An odd duck of an RPG, Empire of Magic both entertains and annoys. [Aug 2003, p.82]
  3. Some of the individual aspects of the game need to be reworked simply because they seem forced. The game strives to attain a lofty place, but comes up a little short.
  4. What you're really fighting in this game is the rules - and boredom. It's boredom that drives me to consume fried delectables, and I can tell you I must have gained eight pounds playing Empire of Magic.
  5. The unnecessarily tedious unit movement coupled with the debilitating difficulty level of many battles leaves this title stranded with too many moments of frustration for the average user.
  6. 33
    It's poorly designed, poorly executed, and downright frustrating to play.
  7. Even worse than the graphics is the sound, which is abysmal. I'm not talking about the music, which is an adequate orchestral score. I'm talking about the sound effects, which are the worst I've heard since my Atari 2600 stopped beeping.

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